Puffins & Chough in Pembrokeshire

Nothing is quite like experiencing Pembrokeshire in the Summer time! We’ll be enjoying exploring the coasts looking for our primary targets; Chough and Puffins.

Binoculars are strongly encouraged, as well as a scope if possible. Cameras are greatly encouraged!

The week includes breakfast and evening meals, lunch is not provided but we will make stops.
Drinks are excluded.
There may be some long days and some early starts.
Suitable for children, and can be adapted for those with disabilities.

Overview:

Day One: Hotel arrival around 2-3pm before exploring the grounds and a short excursion to a nearby site before settling down for our evening meal.

Day Two: Stackpole Head and Stackpole Warren
Exploring the beautiful clifftops of Stackpole head visiting the several different nesting sea bird colonies including Fulmar, Guillemots and Razorbills, we will also be looking out for Chough as this is a great location to spot these charismatic birds. This site is also very popular with butterflies and we will be looking out for Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Small Blue, Silver-studded Blue and other butterflies.

Day Three: The long awaited day of visiting Skomer Island off the coast of Martin’s Haven! This day is focused on experiencing the tens of thousands of Puffins, we will also be looking out for Harbour Porpoise, as well as breeding birds of the island such as Curlew, Oystercatcher, Meadow Pipit, and Northern Wheatear

Day Four: Enjoying a more inland scenery by visiting Teifi Marshes and other small local reserves looking for water birds and breeding birds such as Cetti’s Warbler, Reed and Sedge Warblers, and other local breeders like Kingfisher. We will also have a chance of spotter Otter here. For our lunch, we will visit the seaside town of New Quay to look for Common Dolphin and Bottlenosed Dolphins as well as seabirds. If the weather allows, we will have a private charter with a local ecologist to look for the Dolphins.

Day Five: Having a gentle morning, we will visit Llys-y-Fran Reservoir looking for common breeding birds as well as another opportunity for Otter and Kingfisher. We’ll stop for lunch before heading to Dowrog Common to look for Lesser Butterfly Orchid and Heath-Spotted Orchid, it is also a great site for butterflies and dragonflies.

Day Six: On our final day, we will visit an upland site looking for Tree Pipit, Willow Warbler and Wood Warblers. This site is also good for newts, Bilberry Bee and other insects.

Price per person:
£750

Max group size:
7

Upcoming dates:
➪ 29th May – 3rd June 2023

Tour Leaders

What’s Included:
– Accommodation at Hotel Plas Hyfryd in Narberth 
– Breakfast and evening meals
– Expert guidance from an experience and knowledgeable guide
– Comfortable travel to and from all of our sites
– Entrance to all nature reserves and restricted areas
What’s Not Included:
– Drinks during evening meals
– Lunches
– Insurance and other items of a personal nature